I finished up a top for Friendship House in New Orleans (a transitional shelter for women). I saw a picture of this quilt online, but had no idea the pattern... so I winged it! I think it turned out well. I love the final border... I really love pieced borders!
And as I mentioned in Part 2 of Catching Up in Blogville, I put together some baby quilt tops.. which will soon be quilted. This one is the most unbaby quilt I think I have made... and I love it! My daughter has friends expecting baby #1.. a boy (lots of boys this year!). She asked me to make something using warm earthy tones. I pulled greens and golds and browns and I found a big scrap of fabric that has frogs all over it. I really love this fabric. She saw it and said "Use that!" So I added more colors that coordinated with the froggy print. Here is the result:
And here is a close up of some of the frog fabric:
The last baby quilt top I made this weekend. Another couple in our church expecting baby #1 and yes, another boy. I was digging through the stash and came across some cowboy fabric I had used in another baby quilt. I really love this fabric. An idea formed in my mind and off I went. I love braids... have made a number of braided borders, but I have never used them in a quilt this way. I like it:
That little red strip defining the braids looks great to me, but it was not the easiest thing to add. Soooo small! But worth it, I think.
Here is a close up of the inspiration fabric:
One more thing. All 4 of these were made from fabric in the stash.. no purchases necessary! I love it! I am doing my best to use from the stash and save some money!
And now I am finally caught up in Blogville!